IV. Healing as the Recognition of Truth P 5
5 The ego’s goal is as unified as the Holy Spirit’s, and it is because of this that their goals can never be reconciled in any way or to any extent. The ego always seeks to divide and separate. The Holy Spirit always seeks to unify and heal. As you heal you are healed, because the Holy Spirit sees no order of difficulty in healing. Healing is the way to undo the belief in differences, being the only way of perceiving the Sonship as one. This perception is therefore in accord with the laws of God, even in a state of mind that is out of accord with His. The strength of right perception is so great that it brings the mind into accord with His, because it serves His Voice, Which is in all of you.
Healing is the way to undo the belief in differences, being the only way of perceiving the Sonship as one. This is the sentence that draws my attention. How does this work? I asked for clarity and this is what came to me. I heal others by seeing the truth in them. This applies in all cases regardless of circumstances. If someone is sick, I know this cannot be.
Yes, the body takes on the projection of the dark thoughts in the ego mind and appears sick. But that one is not the ego or the body. That one is the spirit, he is God’s Son and cannot be sick. I heal him by not believing the dark thoughts and not believing in the effects of those thoughts have any validity. These effects, the sickness in the body, are meaningless and will be undone as the mind is healed. My part in the healing of the mind is to know this as completely as I can. I do not allow my mind to be distracted by false appearances.
This is just as true and applicable if the effect of wrong minded thinking takes the form of mental illness, or emotional upset. It is no different if the effect appears as financial hardship or broken relationships, or addictive behaviors. There is only one problem and that is a belief that we are separate from God. The solution is the certainty that this cannot be true. This is healing.
As we heal through our willingness to know only the truth, we are healed. Our willingness grows and with it our certainty. We learn that we are one as our light enlightens another, and we learn that all sickness is the same sickness and all healing occurs as a result of the same true thought. We learn that different appearances are meaningless and that shifting form does not mean shifting reality. As we heal and are healed we learn that there is only one problem and one solution and in so doing, we learn to perceive the Sonship as one.